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Poll: Two-Thirds of U.S. Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis

By Ken Sweet and Emily Swanson | May 22
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remain precarious as ever.

Government Rolls Out New Student Loan Payment Plan

FINANCE | May 4
For those taking out college loans, the government just rolled out a new payment plan.

Retiring Gay, Part Three: Insurance - Not Fun, But Necessary

RETIREMENT | By Ric Reilly | Apr 10
Everywhere you turn there exists an opportunity to insure your every activity. Insurance transfers money from your pocket to the insurance company, so let's take a look at what you get for your premiums.

Stricter Rules Unveiled for Brokers Giving Retirement Advice

FINANCE | By Marcy Gordon | Apr 8
The change could alter the types of investments - from stocks and bonds to annuities and real estate funds - that brokers recommend for people's retirement accounts.

Retiring Gay, Part Two: Eliminate Your Credit Card Debt

RETIREMENT | By Ric Reilly | Apr 3
Credit card interest gets you nothing. You buy stuff you don't need without planning how to pay for it. Now you have credit card debt and interest that never seems to go away no matter how hard you try. That's their plan. Don't do it!

Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

SAVING | By Ken Sweet | Jan 31
The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now's the time to make sure that $95 annual fee is really worth it.

U.S. Treasury Department Issues Alert for Fake IRS Calls

FINANCE | Jan 19
The number of people contacted by the scammers has reached almost one million.

Acting Education Secretary on Student Debt Problem

FINANCE | Jan 17
Dr. John King Jr. discusses the challenges of affordability and access to higher education with "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell.

Tax Error Complicates Financial Help for Some with Obamacare

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 13
About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year.

Why You May Not Want to Win Powerball Jackpot

SAVING | Jan 8
The powerball frenzy continues to build with tickets selling at a record pace.

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